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carriej
03-25-2013, 01:30 PM
So this AM I go downstairs to do some laundry and I only see one clown. I don't think much of it as the lights just turned on; I throw some food in and go back upstairs.

I went downstairs an hour later, still only one clown..

I was a bit worried so I searched the tank, everywhere. Got a flashlight out to look between the rocks, nothing!

So I'm like.. He couldn't have jumped; and I didn't think he could fit down the noise reducing pipes (not sure what the proper name is) that I have on my overflow box heading to my sump. I did check the overflow box though; and the little box after the utube before it overflows to the hoses. I thought he MAY have got stuck in there, but no chance he would have made it to the sump as the holes are too small.

So the phone rings and I step about 15 feet away from the tank... And I'm still looking at the tank but I see something in the corner of my eye..

Little bugger IS in the sump! in the 2nd section no less! He managed to get into the overflow, up the u-tube, down through one of the hoses, flop off the sponge I have into the first compartment, not get sucked up by the skimmer and then into the refuge section. Little bugger was cleaning up my pods in there LOL. I put him back and he is happy to be back with his girlfriend LOL.

Here he is in all his glory
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v709/zygirl22/ReefStuffs/photo68_zps874695c2.jpg


Guess who is covering her overflow box with chickenwire tonight.

Glenn
03-25-2013, 01:33 PM
Tough little fish!

carriej
03-25-2013, 01:35 PM
Lol there isn't a mark on him... You would never know he had that exciting of a morning! haha!

crystalwaters
03-25-2013, 01:36 PM
Glad he's okay!

nickguay
03-25-2013, 01:36 PM
Oh my, that's quite the adventure! How exciting!

DanMc
03-25-2013, 01:44 PM
Did you let them watch Finding Nemo before bed? I'm telling ya that Nemo is a bad incluence on good clownfish.

carriej
03-25-2013, 01:51 PM
Hahaha! All drains DO NOT lead the sea Nemo!

fish lady
03-25-2013, 01:53 PM
Nemo has nothing on him
glad he is OK

Redherring
03-25-2013, 01:57 PM
Oh wow! That is a big adventure for that little dude... I am glad he is ok!

muvinbird
03-25-2013, 02:56 PM
Glad he made it without harm, thatīs quite an adventure!

Danette
03-25-2013, 03:04 PM
Cute little guy wanted to go on the amusement park rides and have a feast at the food court. Can ya blame him?

Convict
03-25-2013, 03:15 PM
OMG the stress I'm sure... cute little bugger tho, glad he's ok :)

Kribber
03-25-2013, 03:35 PM
LOL to cute, just like Nemo, I can see the catroon in my head when I read your story...:emoticon (24):

Staceym
03-25-2013, 06:53 PM
Thats impressive! Sounds impossible....but I guess its not lol He is quite the adventurer....might need more then chicken wire ;)

carriej
03-25-2013, 07:15 PM
LOL Well I mean I guess he fits hahaha; I just thought he would get stuck in the pipe as it's not full of water. It's only about half full of water so I thought he might stick to the sides or get stuck. Guess not.

I'm looking at all the places he could have hurt himself; and I don't know how he didn't get nicked by something.